September 18, 2019–December 11, 2019
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Master Class Creative Nonfiction: The Ripeness of the Untold “I” in the World
What is ready inside you to be written, just waiting for the time, space, support, and form to emerge? How can writing illuminate meaningful intersections of the personal and the public? How can we as writers continue to renew the possibilities of language to create more truth, and more specificity, in the world?
This is an advanced creative nonfiction class for writers who are interested in focusing on working with shorter forms, not full-length memoirs. Types of creative nonfiction explored may include the lyric essay, the meditation, the letter, the micro memoir, etc. We will read a variety of shorter pieces that will inspire us in their approaches to this capacious genre, showing storytelling possibilities for your untold “I.” Craft concerns such as point of view, time, characterization, description, syntax, rhythm, tone, research, ethics, appropriation and other literary elements and issues will be studied. Most of our class time will be spent writing, sharing, and workshopping.
Small copy fee.
No class 11/27.